My How To Win Friends And Influence People Review will be based on The Rubric.

I’m planning to tackle How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie right after I read and review Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman – so mid-May 2020.

This will be my first reading of this classic book. I’m looking forward to it!

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How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – The List

As of this writing, How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is ranked 9th out of 299 books (although the information below will automatically update over time – click the card to see all the details).

And to compare it to other books, visit The List.

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How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – Arguments

I read a lot of reviews both on Amazon and Goodreads respectively, and found that in general, people think Carnegie’s arguments in this book hold true.

A lot of them said it was “common sense,” and that the book was invaluable in helping them break out of their shyness/shells and to conduct successful social interactions.

Others, while finding the arguments held true, found the purpose of them despicable and immoral.

A quick look at the controversy can be found here on Lifehacker.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – Practicality

Again, a review of the reviews, so to speak, shows that a lot of people find Carnegie’s advice practical.

So practical, they often mention reading the book many times over, as a way to remind themselves how to conduct themselves in life and business.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – Enjoyability

Only one of the reviews I encountered (I did not read them all, of course), said that it was difficult to get through the entire book because they were not enjoying it.

And, regardless of whether the rest loved or hated what the author had to say, they all seemed to have emotions that lead me to think this is an enjoyable book – even if you’re just loving to hate it.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – Readability

I can’t imagine a difficult read would have lasted so long on the lists of so many people as a must read. My guess is this is a readable book, even though it’s one of the older books on the list.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – External References

Most of the older books I read don’t require external sources to make sense. Referring people to your website to sign up for an email list or buy courses wasn’t a thing in 1937.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – Rhetoric

I read a few reviews that suggested Carnegie was selling ideas that weren’t so great … like the benevolence of big business. I’ll assess this more closely when I read the book myself.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Review – In Total

Regardless of whether or not this book turns out to be worth the read, I would be remiss not to read it given how often it is recommended to people for business purposes, and how highly it is regarded by some of the biggest business minds of our day.